Heavy rain moves through Central Florida

Area of low pressure over Georgia could become Fay

Check out the latest forecast from News 6.
Check out the latest forecast from News 6.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Welcome to summer in Florida, where it rains almost every day.

“With high pressure to our south and a low to our north, expect more unsettled weather to continue through the rest of the week in Central Florida,” News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos said. “These two features will maintain a local offshore flow pattern, focusing the greatest coverage of showers and storms toward the eastern side of the Florida Peninsula each afternoon.”

Orlando will reach a high in the low 90s, with a 70% chance of rain.

“Frequent lightning strikes, strong wind gusts up to 50 mph and locally heavy rainfall of 2-3 inches will continue to be the main storm threats,” Campos said.

Overnight lows will be in the 70s.

Rain chances drop slightly to 50% by Thursday.

Tracking the tropics

An area of low pressure sitting over central Georgia early Tuesday continues to produce a large area of showers and thunderstorms.

“This system is expected to move toward the eastern seaboard later this week,” Campos said.

There is a 40% chance of tropical development of this system later this week, if it moves into the Atlantic.

The next named storm will be called Fay.

Meanwhile, Edouard was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone Monday as it moved over the North Atlantic away from the continental U.S.

Edouard had become a tropical storm Sunday.

The remnants of the storm are moving northeast at about 38 mph. No coastal watches or warnings are in effect.

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About the Authors:

Daniel started with WKMG-TV in 2000 and became the digital content manager in 2009. When he's not working on ClickOrlando.com, Daniel likes to head to the beach or find a sporting event nearby.

Candace joined the News 6 team as the weekend morning meteorologist and reporter. She comes to Central Florida from Miami.